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Title: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 01:12:23 AM

(above image is hosted on the decentralized network of QORA, the project that founded some of the initial concepts for the Qortal Network)

If you would like to see for yourself and have a QORA wallet (https://github.com/Qoracoin/Qora/releases) installed check here: http://127.0.0.1:9090/qortal

If you do not have a QORA wallet installed you can access by bouncing through a hosted node like this: http://qora.crowetic.com:9090/qortal

The core concepts of the decentralized web with QORA are still there and what we've done with Qortal

completely enhances them. We are very excited to finally launch our project that is now well over 3.5 years in development.

Written COMPLETELY FROM SCRATCH. 'Excited' is not even close to adequately portraying our current mood!

Introducing: The QORT Device (Gen 1)

Secure your existing internet connected devices & prepare for the new internet of the Qortal Project (wiki link)  (http://wiki.qortal.org)

This announcement is solely for the hardware device pre-sale. The Qortal Project itself will have a separate announcement page posted shortly.

There is no pre-sale related to the 'coin' of the Qortal Project as we believe that to be an incorrect manner of doing things. Therefore the only thing that will have a pre-sale is the hardware device itself.

The Qortal Project will launch with a completely clean blockchain starting at block 0 with 0 QORT tokens. Then the minters of the project will be the ones to attain the first QORT tokens,

along with the users who have continued to hold and support QORA (that will be transitioned over to the QORT blockchain).

INTRODUCTION

A blockchain-focused network security device that has been built completely open source. The QORT Device features are unlike anything ever seen before on any type of device - let alone a router! This includes access to the QORT blockchain and all QORT services by default, the ability to utilize non-blockchain related features, the ability to replace your existing router and pay for your internet service cost and security beyond that of any router, DNS, firewall, cloud storage, file transfer protocol (FTP), internet relay chat (IRC), web access, media access, etc..

We are looking for collaborators with any skill relevant to the project to contribute! If you have skill in art, 3D printing or anything else that you feel may be relevant to the project, please reach out! We will list your name on all websites, announcements, etc. related to the project as well as provide you with a device for your own personal use FREE OF CHARGE (given the success of the pre-sale if it is anything as we imagine it will be)! Come assist a community focused project with a goal of world decentralization and open source domination!

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

  • Open Source Coding & Hardware
  • Access To The Built-From-Scratch Blockchain Project "Qortal" (QORT) - including all features therein (more info below and on wiki - model section (http://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=qort_model)).
  • Community Focused and Contribution-Based Development - with a team currently helping things along.
  • Default QORT Full Node Pre-Installed - including optional ability to be a minter on the network which makes the device pay for itself.
  • Huge List of Non-Blockchain Services & Features - see below for more details.
  • BTC & Other CoinD Wallets On-Demand - even without accessing QORT itself, spawn BTC and other CoinD daemons directly in the device.
  • Local Hardware Wallet Security - do not worry about your wallets, they are safe and you are in control.
  • Enhanced Security for All of Your Network Devices - protecting you from all of the newest 'old internet' threats by default.
  • Access To The ‘New Internet’ Services Hosted on Qortal - through the QORT Network, gain access to a massive list of fully decentralized services on any device without installing anything.
  • Minting Account Pre-Setup - skip the minting account creation period and start minting immediately for those who donate to development and obtain the supporter package bonus or users who were previously forgers on QORA.
  • ACCT Cross-Chain Trade Portal for BTC/QORT trades - including other supported coins, QORT assets and user-created tokens as implemented and created by the development team, votes and users of the Qortal Network.
  • Easy-to-Use UI for QORT Device, Networking and QORT Access - everyone needs something that is easy to use, right?
  • Pre-Configured QORT Node, Network Setup Walk-Thru, etc. - again, for ease-of-use and functionality.

BACKGROUND

The Qortal Project has been in development for many years after the team took over QORA development in 2016. Since then, the team has been silently working on both the QORT Network platform and the ideas for the QORT Device.

There have been a lot of contributions made over the years with respect to the concept and development of this project. Now after many years of work, both the QORT Project itself and the QORT Device are nearly ready to be released to the public!

It is our great pleasure to finally show you all what we have been hard at work on!

COMMUNITY FOCUS

Given the fully open source nature of every aspect of the hardware and software, we would like to provide the opportunity for any member of the community to contribute to any aspect of the project. The current development team behind the project believe that the key to success in the open source world is to not limit the development of a project to that of a singular team or company. Therefore everything we are working on is open to anyone who has a valuable asset that could be added to the project.

Multiple contributors have already helped to conceive the initial ideas for the Qortal Project and hardware. We would like to continue that notion by leaving an open invitation to anyone with interest in helping us with the overall goal of decentralizing everything on the internet!

If you’re interested in assisting in any aspect, please reach out and we will be happy to add your name to the list of contributors at the bottom of any and all publications we put out as well as list you on the website when complete.

We believe that in order to compete with the ‘big boys’ we must work together - building the best possible solutions with as much community contribution as possible. We already have proof that this method works with the release of the QORT Device and the Qortal Project nearing completion very soon.

We hope to entice as many contributors as we can and build the most dedicated open source community project in history!

THE DEVICE

The QORT Device is built completely by open source - both it’s hardware and software. It is built to be a full node on the QORT Network with the option to be a ‘Minting Node’, which will bring rewards to the owner on the QORT Network. The minimum specification of the device is Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 with NEON, FPU and dedicated Java acceleration. It is our dream that the device will provide it’s owners with features beyond that of any other while simultaneously providing access to an extremely advanced blockchain network. This includes rewards to pay for internet service costs!

This open source hardware router/node/wallet is an all-in-one solution with more security and features than any other device, period. This easy-to-use package comes with automatically configured blockchain node, network configuration and immediate security for your entire home as well as access to a totally new, fully secure, blockchain-hosted network unlike anything seen before.

The QORT Device offers a copy and paste command mechanism to add / remove firewall rules and allow / disallow services on and from the router aspect. New UI function and features will also be added as development continues and more support is attained.

The open hardware used is ever evolving and there will be variants available such as 32-bit or 64-bit with different single board computers (Raspberry Pi hardware will not be used due to it‘s severe limitations, bottlenecks and port limits / expandability).

OVERALL & OPTIONAL NON-BLOCKCHAIN SERVICES

(Up-to all mentioned)

On-Demand CoinD - I.E. Bitcoin and Litecoin with web wallet for BTC local on the device. For BitcoinD, a USB expandable storage required as on-board 128GB limit is allocated for personal storage.

QORT Direct Access - access to the QORT Network and all services.

Automatic QORT Node Setup - your node comes pre-installed and ready to work.

Nextcloud - local secure file storage, automated sync / backup and more.

MiniDLNA - a server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA / UPnP clients. The MiniDNLA daemon serves media files (music, pictures and video) to clients on a network. Example clients include applications such as totem and xbmc as well as devices such as portable media players, smartphones and televisions.

VPN Server or Client Gateway with One Command Connect

Hostapd for Wifi Access Point

TV Headend - TV streaming service.   (https://tvheadend.org/)

Dynamic DNS Client

Torrent Server - download & save on external media via USB interface.

Web Server - host your websites utilizing the device with Apache + PhP + mySQL.

FTP / SCP Local Server

Office Suite Server for OpenOffice Docs - supports MS doc formats as well.

Game: Minecraft Server - that's right, even a Minecraft server add-on!

Mumble VoIP Server - secure encrypted voice/video and push to talk communications server.

Pihole Adblocker - or Bind9. https://pi-hole.net/  (https://pi-hole.net/)

Bind9 - your own DNS over https / recursive or forwarder.

Personal Tor Router with Socks5 Proxy - tunnel your blockchain and browsing traffic through it for your home / office LAN or CoinD directly from the router itself (this is the best real anonymous practice today).

OpenHAB - smart home suite. https://www.openhab.org/ (https://www.openhab.org/)

UrBackup - similar to Apple’s Time Capsule. https://www.urbackup.org/  (https://www.urbackup.org/)

Extreme Security for All of Your Network Devices - protection against all of the newest CPU and BIOS level threats that allow attackers to remotely control all systems with processors built pre-2019.

Limitless Expandability - there is no limit of what feature can be added. If it is Unix friendly, it can be added provided it's source code exists. For example, G-Wan web server  (http://gwan.ch) only provides binaries so it can’t be ported on the device but a legendary IRC Client BitchX can be ported. http://www.bitchx.com/  (http://www.bitchx.com/)

MAIN QORT BLOCKCHAIN SERVICES

QORT Full Node Functionality - completely decentralized blockchain based functions.

Trade Portal - decentralized coin and asset trading using ACCT.

Direct Cross-Chain Trades

Direct BTC Wallet - including other coins when added.

Minting System - earn rewards, pay for your internet service cost, use features of the QORT Network and more!

Leveling System

Create Your Own Assets / Tokens - for any use case and trade with BTC or other coins.

Voting System - for System Changes / Updates; democratic economy with influence based on contribution to the network.

Voting for Varying Block Rewards

Delegation for Fund Creation & Committees Creation - create committees to help regulate the system fairly between users.

Decentralized Website / Blog Hosting

Decentralized Encrypted Communications

Decentralized Features Without Limitations

Decentralized Application Development & Hosting

All QORT Services Are Decentralized - you can access them via localhost.

VIDEOS (SEE THE DEVICE IN ACTION)

Yes, we've already built it! You're not buying vaporware! The following videos are taken by the development team of the original prototype device. You can see the device's streaming service as well as the minting being done on the testnet for the QORT Network.

MINTING - QORT Device - testnet (Sept 2019) (https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/KRdDPT582Srgg2M)

 STREAMING - QORT Device - streaming service function (sept 2019) (https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/8aoppexFCAy9ipC)


PICTURES

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/291383133222469634/630566001678876682/unknown.png

https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/454sCzAM93SfDC9/preview
new case with mesh behind top portion.

https://cloud.crowetic.com/apps/files_sharing/publicpreview/tnmpncJZQT4JW2N?x=3218&y=1240&a=true&file=qort_led.png&scalingup=0
an idea of what the final LED lit version of the case will look like.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/322858477783351297/637079544926568458/Fusion360_tiRgI6B3PM.png
final design for the case, with LED lighting as seen in above render

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/357242391750508545/638443186116755496/fetch.png?width=1217&height=652

The QORT main http page and menu.

PRE-SALE INFO

THE PRE-SALE IS LIVE NOW - APOLOGIES AS I REALIZE THAT I MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT AS CLEAR AS I SHOULD HAVE INITIALLY. THE PRE-SALE END DATE ISN'T SET AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE WILL UPDATE THE END DATE AS SOON AS IT IS DECIDED. PLEASE MARK YOUR INTEREST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SINCE THE FIRST TO PAY WILL BE THE FIRST TO RECEIVE AS WELL AS FIRST TO GET THE LOWER PRICES. THANK YOU!

In order to get the QORT Device into the hands of the people, we have decided to do a pre-sale. Since we are doing this without any outside investment and have already built a prototype that is running the QORT testnet as well as all other listed features, we feel a pre-sale is an acceptable method of distribution. Due to the fact that the current development team has done all of the work in order to get the project and the hardware to the place it is today, without any outside investment or contribution, we have decided to offer the option for those of you who would like to provide some extra support to the team, doing so via ‘supporter packages’.

Supporter packages will include not only the device itself, but also the option for a pre-enabled minting account and first access to the other devices that the team builds when they are launched with first priority.

Supporters who donate .25 to .499 BTC will obtain a minting account that is started at Level 1: allowing them to skip the ‘delegation to become a minter’ process, thus allowing them to immediately begin earning Qortal rewards.

Supporters who donate .5-.749 BTC will obtain a minting account that starts at Level 3: giving them not only immediate rewards but also immediate rewards in the higher reward bracket dedicated to Level 3 and 4 accounts.

Supporters who donate .75 BTC or more will obtain a minting account that starts at Level 5: giving them the rewards for Level 5 and 6 accounts as well as the ability to 'sponsor' the creation of new minters,  create ‘committees’ and create delegation funds on the Qortal blockchain.

Supporters will be able to save valuable time on the Qortal blockchain and jump in immediately to become one of the more influential members of the platform. We believe this is an undeniable value and that people will agree once they start to understand the system and see how it functions during the initial network launch happening within the next month.

PRICING

Given the costs of the hardware alone for the device ($125 at the time of this announcement) we believe a fair price for the initial pre-sale is as follows:

First 25 orders verified with payment received will pay $180 (US dollars paid in BTC or LTC) for the fully customized device with Qortal Node setup and all above features ready.

Next 50 orders verified with payment received will pay $225 (US dollars paid in BTC or LTC) for the fully customized device with Qortal Node setup and all above features ready.

Final pre-sale price will be the current retail price of $250 (US dollars paid in BTC or LTC).

If you are interested, please reply to this thread to mark your interest. Only people who pay are counted in the first x number of users.

BTC address (do not send to ANY other address or reply to any PMs. Anyone who PMs you regarding this is likely trying to scam you!) - 16VNPuEs7YrNrSQfXV699iRKpb89awvZ3G
LTC address (do not send to ANY other address or reply to any PMs, anyone PMing you regarding this is likely trying to scam you!) - Lc3ywiRAkB3gd7Q4BU6odbF22xYscfgvpX

All proceeds from the sales will go toward future development of both new devices and the Qortal Project itself.

Estimated Delivery - delivery estimates will be posted after pre-sale funds have been received. Delivery will happen ASAP.*

What's Included In Delivery - Pre-sale purchasers will receive the QORT Device with a custom case that is delivered to their address anywhere in the world (shipping is extra on top of the base price and calculated accordingly). Users who donate do not pay shipping and have first access to any new models of the router or any other hardware we release as well as an instant minting account.

*If the QORT Network launches before we can get the devices built and shipped, pre-sale donators will be able to setup their minting account on any of their existing computers at launch then transfer that account to the QORT Device for ease-of-use in continuing to run it.

PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS

The QORT Project as well as the QORT Device project have had many wonderful contributors to help it get to where it is today. Again, if you would like to be a contributor, simply reach out to us with what you are able to bring to the table and we’ll add you to this list! The following is the ever-growing list:

Permanent Development Team

crowetic - Crowetic Computers, LLC. - QORT project team leader, infrastructure, networking, server management, hardware, device / software testing, confusing the public and community announcements. https://crowetic.com

dmax - pure madness, hardware prototyping, firmware development, software portage, services deployment and full time TROLL.

CIYAM - automated transactions, cross-chain technology, development consulting, idea donation and extreme brains. http://ciyam.org

catbref - main QORT coder, all around badass, ability to do what most cannot and from-scratch java master.

irontiga - main QORT UI developer, from-scratch UI coding and comic relief.

farmboy - publication editing, hardware sales, manufacturing manager, getting info where it should be, product testing and keeping dmax supplied with memes to keep his focus.

gfactor - business development, marketing, sales, content creation, publications and keeping the dmax troll happy / engaged before he goes full-troll then forgets how to work.

Other Contributors

Sawyer - Everyday Surplus LLC. - 3D printing / case design assistance.

Website: https://qortal.org

Join Us on Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/QWSq9Q4

EXTRAS

Interview - crowetic explains some information about the Qortal Project -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvptcZQgfu0&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvptcZQgfu0&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 06:00:06 PM
Wanted to make sure people are aware that this hardware is built specifically to run the Qortal Blockchain Project, along with many other non-blockchain services.

The wiki for the Qortal project is here - http://wiki.qortal.org - this is where the most up-to-date information is being posted prior to launch of the platform.


Platform is within a month of launch, thus we launch the hardware presale prior to it, so that they can theoretically both launch at the same final time.


The QORT platform is unlike anything else in the space, allowing for totally cross-chain trades, web hosting, applications hosting, and a completely different type of governance system unlike anything else.

A voting system based on a leveling system that is enhanced due to contributions to the network by any user.

Therefore, your vote isn't based on how much money you have, but instead how much you have contributed.


This system is over 3.5 years in development in silence, by an incredible team of developers and contributors. Now, it is within a month of launch, of the base level of the platform.


Another ANN will be posted regarding the blockchain platform itself, this one is for the hardware device developed for use of the platform, much more information will be coming soon.



We did not do this in the 'typical coin launch' fashion, because we believe most typical coin launches are full of false promises and ideas that never come to fruition. Instead, we BUILT THINGS FIRST, and are just now finally talking about them.

We hope you find this method as superior as we do.

We are not fond of making false promises. We are fond of amazing technology that will hopefully blow people's minds, and show just how much work was really put into this.



Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: CjMapope on October 07, 2019, 06:45:08 PM
This actually looks really decent, nice work guys :)
There has been like 5 "blockchain routers" over the years, non really took off tho, so hopefully this is the one
starting from the simple BTC full nodes those big name dudes sold (i forget the name in my old age, block21 or something?), and evolved to now this it seems
Excellent
ill definitally buy one, not sure if the wife will let me big dick invest in anything tho nowadays :P



Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 07:02:51 PM
This actually looks really decent, nice work guys :)
There has been like 5 "blockchain routers" over the years, non really took off tho, so hopefully this is the one
starting from the simple BTC full nodes those big name dudes sold (i forget the name in my old age, block21 or something?), and evolved to now this it seems
Excellent
ill definitally buy one, not sure if the wife will let me big dick invest in anything tho nowadays :P



We certainly hope so. Be sure you check out our project. http://wiki.qortal.org. We have been developing it in basically full silence, for YEARS. Now we are finally close to launch. It's a very exciting time for us.


This project is culmination of many intelligent minds, and many years of custom coding work. We have something truly unique.


I also did an interview recently on the project, which could help give more information in an easier fashion... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvptcZQgfu0&feature=youtu.be


I totally understand not getting 'big dick' into anything these days... as there really isn't much that I would deem 'worthy' lately. However, we're from the 'oldschool', and we have been working this out for many years. We truly hope to be one of the 'big dick worthy' projects, if not the only one of 2019 ;)

Hope the vid helps give you more understanding of what we're going for... we're shooting for the TRUE decentralized project. Internet of the future. With custom governance, etc.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: Pali on October 07, 2019, 07:15:03 PM
This looks really exciting and very innovative within the crypto space. Will be following this closely!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 08:44:15 PM
This looks really exciting and very innovative within the crypto space. Will be following this closely!

Happy to have your support. We have put a LOT of work into the project overall, as well as the router. Please let us know if you have anything you would like to contribute yourself!

Remember - this is a TRUE decentralized and open source project. Meaning - ANYONE can and SHOULD contribute. It is NOT owned or run by a company, or a team that will never change. Votes in the sytem will determine who will be doing certain aspects of any necessary 'manned governance', such as when we get to the implementation of the hosting features, etc. There will be a committee created for the modding of what can be determined as 'bad content', etc...

We are issuing something truly unique and decentralized in EVERY aspect. Members of committees can be added with wim of the user wanting to join, however, if they do a job that is deemed bad by other members and users, that member can just as easily be voted out of the committee.

Our ideas for an overall decentralized blockchain based economy we hope will catch on, and get huge adoption by many people in and outside of the immediate crypto community.

Thanks again for your support, and we are VERY excited to finally be giving this information out to the public.


I will be working on the ANN for the Qortal Project itself within the coming weeks. The first step was to announce the router presale, so that hopefully the launch and the router presale shipping can be very similar in timeframe.



Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 11:12:28 PM
Been following this project for a minute now and am excited to see it in action soon!!



Indeed man, for those who have been following since 2016 at the takeover of QORA, I am sure they have gotta be excited! Glad you are too man! Been a couple years of us working together already too now! :)

I for one, am EXTREMELY excited, as this has been basically my 'life's work' for the past 4-5 years... excited isn't even the correct word for how I'm feeling :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 07, 2019, 11:14:26 PM
I made a few changes to the simplistic informational website we have up for qortal project - https://qortal.org

I also made a few additions and modifications to the wiki - http://wiki.qortal.org


Have ordered enough parts to put together a couple more prototype devices, so that I can have a few here to do videos about, etc. Do some more demos, and execute any requested things from the public.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: boomboom on October 08, 2019, 01:39:55 AM
This is a great achievement,  well done to crowetic and his team!

Qora investors have some of the strongest hands in crypto, been waiting for this project to shine since 2014!

It's time!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 08, 2019, 04:35:12 AM
Finally an ice breaker. Crypto needs something like this. Going to check your blog out for info and not ask nooby questions here.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: alfawarrior on October 08, 2019, 04:49:18 AM
Been following this project for a minute now and am excited to see it in action soon!!



Indeed man, for those who have been following since 2016 at the takeover of QORA, I am sure they have gotta be excited! Glad you are too man! Been a couple years of us working together already too now! :)

I for one, am EXTREMELY excited, as this has been basically my 'life's work' for the past 4-5 years... excited isn't even the correct word for how I'm feeling :)


So for some reason my first response that you quoted Crowe was deleted by a forum mod here?  Any ideas why?  Maybe cause I'm a new account?  Super lame.  I am not a bot or spam, legit human being here who has followed this project and finally JOINED Bitcoin talk after 4 years working in crypto to support this project...


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: CjMapope on October 08, 2019, 05:24:57 AM
This actually looks really decent, nice work guys :)
There has been like 5 "blockchain routers" over the years, non really took off tho, so hopefully this is the one
starting from the simple BTC full nodes those big name dudes sold (i forget the name in my old age, block21 or something?), and evolved to now this it seems
Excellent
ill definitally buy one, not sure if the wife will let me big dick invest in anything tho nowadays :P



We certainly hope so. Be sure you check out our project. http://wiki.qortal.org. We have been developing it in basically full silence, for YEARS. Now we are finally close to launch. It's a very exciting time for us.


This project is culmination of many intelligent minds, and many years of custom coding work. We have something truly unique.


I also did an interview recently on the project, which could help give more information in an easier fashion... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvptcZQgfu0&feature=youtu.be


I totally understand not getting 'big dick' into anything these days... as there really isn't much that I would deem 'worthy' lately. However, we're from the 'oldschool', and we have been working this out for many years. We truly hope to be one of the 'big dick worthy' projects, if not the only one of 2019 ;)

Hope the vid helps give you more understanding of what we're going for... we're shooting for the TRUE decentralized project. Internet of the future. With custom governance, etc.

damn, i can tell your really passionate about this, i LIKE IT :D  
checked out the YT interview, the wiki as well, looks like pretty much everything one needs to know is on there, excellent. I especially like "the_router_presale" page, VERY informative ;) hehe
CIYAM has been one of my favorite people to follow on this forum, from ever since i was a super noob, happy to see him on the team


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 08, 2019, 07:25:54 AM
From what i understand is that this project has physical low power usage yet fully capable hardware selected for Java and minting process. That's really a smart idea to earn with such low power requirements. Every device will be your own DEX? What qualifies you for that form of consensus? Interested to know more details about this. Tnx.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: IceVirus on October 08, 2019, 02:17:49 PM
I have supported this team for a number of years waiting for this break through and launch.  While I haven't been as active in crypto as past year I did provide the team with a financial loan (yes properly documented) that allowed for the development of this project to continue to happen so that daily operation expenses were covered.  As a result I'm hoping for a wildly successful project that rivals the BitMain Ant-Router in terms of deploments. 

Minting is a concept that finds a happy median between PoS and Uptime.  I'm looking forward to being one of the "founder accounts" as I wait for delivery of my hardware.

-Ice


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 08, 2019, 03:06:55 PM
I have supported this team for a number of years waiting for this break through and launch.  While I haven't been as active in crypto as past year I did provide the team with a financial loan (yes properly documented) that allowed for the development of this project to continue to happen so that daily operation expenses were covered.  As a result I'm hoping for a wildly successful project that rivals the BitMain Ant-Router in terms of deploments. 

Minting is a concept that finds a happy median between PoS and Uptime.  I'm looking forward to being one of the "founder accounts" as I wait for delivery of my hardware.

-Ice

Did you already make an order for this Ice? The pre-sale has not started yet so how?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: safari88 on October 08, 2019, 03:14:19 PM
i just saw that there is minting account that has a level, can you explain it how that minting account works? and how long will the presale ended?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 08, 2019, 03:23:38 PM
i just saw that there is minting account that has a level, can you explain it how that minting account works? and how long will the presale ended?


Best to join their Discord and ask them. I see them online usually.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 08, 2019, 08:20:35 PM
This actually looks really decent, nice work guys :)
There has been like 5 "blockchain routers" over the years, non really took off tho, so hopefully this is the one
starting from the simple BTC full nodes those big name dudes sold (i forget the name in my old age, block21 or something?), and evolved to now this it seems
Excellent
ill definitally buy one, not sure if the wife will let me big dick invest in anything tho nowadays :P



We certainly hope so. Be sure you check out our project. http://wiki.qortal.org. We have been developing it in basically full silence, for YEARS. Now we are finally close to launch. It's a very exciting time for us.


This project is culmination of many intelligent minds, and many years of custom coding work. We have something truly unique.


I also did an interview recently on the project, which could help give more information in an easier fashion... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvptcZQgfu0&feature=youtu.be


I totally understand not getting 'big dick' into anything these days... as there really isn't much that I would deem 'worthy' lately. However, we're from the 'oldschool', and we have been working this out for many years. We truly hope to be one of the 'big dick worthy' projects, if not the only one of 2019 ;)

Hope the vid helps give you more understanding of what we're going for... we're shooting for the TRUE decentralized project. Internet of the future. With custom governance, etc.

damn, i can tell your really passionate about this, i LIKE IT :D  
checked out the YT interview, the wiki as well, looks like pretty much everything one needs to know is on there, excellent. I especially like "the_router_presale" page, VERY informative ;) hehe
CIYAM has been one of my favorite people to follow on this forum, from ever since i was a super noob, happy to see him on the team


Yes, as this has essentially been my life's work for the past 5 years or so, with all coming up with ideas, figuring out how they could work, finding the right people to be able to accomplish the goals, etc... it has been a hell of a ride. Now being so close to the initial network launch, and being able to start the router presale, I'm undoubtedly extremely excited. We firmly believe this to be a project that anyone who loves the original bitcoin concepts, and decentralization overall should very much enjoy... as we have ensured the fact that no central authority at all is required for the platform's use or success.

Yes, CIYAM is incredibly brilliant, and we couldn't have gotten this far without him, his ideas were essential in creating the overall concepts we have come up with, and of course, his efforts in development are second to none. The ACCT cross chain trading as well as the storage concepts and design, were all him. We're extremely honored to have a person of his caliber willing to help us along the way. While asking for nothing other than the recognition he most obviously deserves.

He's an incredible asset and we're honored to be working side by side with him.


Thank you @ comments on my excitement and overall jubilant nature regarding all of this. I am very pleased to finally be able to get the word out publicly regarding all of the brilliant minds and effort from them that has gone into this project.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 08, 2019, 08:30:34 PM
From what i understand is that this project has physical low power usage yet fully capable hardware selected for Java and minting process. That's really a smart idea to earn with such low power requirements. Every device will be your own DEX? What qualifies you for that form of consensus? Interested to know more details about this. Tnx.

Correct, both on the low power consumption aspect, as well as the 'DEX', though, we are not calling it a DEX, as we do not want to be lumped into the same category as the other so-called 'DEX' that are not really decentralized.

Our platform, instead of being centralized and pretending it isn't... actually isn't.

The sync'd chain will give you access to the trade portal built into both the backend and UI of the QORT blockchain platform. With it, you can make automated cross-chain trades. Initially the only supported coin will be BTC, which is natively supported in the platform. With that native support, one can place a trade (stored on the blockchain in a similar fashion to how the asset trades are within the asset exchange on QORA) and execute the trade with another party, COMPLETELY P2P and CROSS-CHAIN.

Therefore, there is no central website you must access in order to make this trade system possible, and not a single entity that will ever have any control over the coins taking place in the trades.


The trade portal still has a bit in the way of development to be completed, so it will be implemented in a future release, shortly after the launch of the main network, minting, etc. We need the network to be strong prior to the launch of the portal, and there are still some remaining development aspects in the UI that need to be addressed, so this launch will take place a short while after the core network launch.

However, the core functionality, bitcoin core, and cross-chain trade capability is already there in the core of the existing platform, which will be launching at the end of the month.


The trade portal, will be 'supported' by what are called 'liquidity providers'. Those liquidity providers initially, will be those that put up 'buy support' on the BTC/QORT aspect of the portal. (Essentially, those who put up BTC to support those who wish to sell their QORT tokens as opposed to utilizing them in the system for one of the various services they can activate.

Liquidity providers will be rewarded by the 'fees' associated with the trades taking place in the portal. The 'fees' are a slight modification of the order placed, in order to provide the fee that will keep people interested in becoming liquidity providers, and thus making the portal a usable trading system.

Those same fees will then be distributed directly to the liquidity providers, thus giving them a reward for their efforts and financial aspects going into being said liquidity provider.

Since we all know, liquidity is something that makes or breaks a trading system. It is immediately important. Therefore at the launch of the trade portal, so too will the launch of the liquidity provider account type. Which will also be assigned a level, and will get rewarded by the fees in accordance with that level.

We are probably also likely to include the liquidity providers in a portion of the overall block rewards too, at least at first, so that they have even more incentive, even when the portal is still gaining traction, and users.

Let me know if you have any other questions and I will gladly answer them for you. Bare in mind that the entirety of every aspect of this massive project, may or may not be fully decided yet, and may or may not be in its final stages before being finalized in the codebase. So essentially *much of what I say is subject to slight modification prior to final version being solidified in the word of the code.*


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 08, 2019, 08:33:29 PM
I have supported this team for a number of years waiting for this break through and launch.  While I haven't been as active in crypto as past year I did provide the team with a financial loan (yes properly documented) that allowed for the development of this project to continue to happen so that daily operation expenses were covered.  As a result I'm hoping for a wildly successful project that rivals the BitMain Ant-Router in terms of deploments. 

Minting is a concept that finds a happy median between PoS and Uptime.  I'm looking forward to being one of the "founder accounts" as I wait for delivery of my hardware.

-Ice

We thank you for your assistance.


We also would like to bring up the option for anyone to either provide a loan or a donation to the team, as we all do this out of love for decentralization, and as we all know, sometimes that love has a hard time paying bills. We are doing everything we can to keep every 'full time developer' full time on this project, which is hard to do without capital.

Donation to the team can be given towards the same addresses above for the router, and/or a router project donation that entitles you to a minter account at a specific level, as well as first access to the future router versions, and other hardware we develop.

Thank you in advance for any contributions, and if you have other ideas you would like to speak to me about, please reach out in discord I am always around and will get back to anyone who reaches out!

You can also PM me here if you like. Thanks!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 08, 2019, 08:42:07 PM
i just saw that there is minting account that has a level, can you explain it how that minting account works? and how long will the presale ended?


Correct, the minters on the network are associated with a 'level' that denotes their 'status' in the platform.

In order to become a minter, you must first 'prove yourself' by way of 'delegation' to an existing level 5 or higher minter, and/or a founder account.

By way of this delegation, and blocks going by with your account sync'd and live... you earn the right to become a minter on the network.

As a set number of blocks goes by with your account in this state, you then get the title of 'level 1 minting account'.

As a level 1 minting account you are entitled to 5% of every block reward, split evenly between all level 1-2 minting accounts.

As time goes on, and blocks go by, as you stay a full node, sync'd, and minting... your level increases.

As that level increases, so does your portion of the block reward obtained, as well as your level of influence in the votes placed within the system.

So not only do you earn more, your 'voice' counts more.


Minting accounts are the first account type in the system when it goes live, as we will first focus on making the network as vast and strong as possible. The minter account type is the first to be enabled with the leveling system as well. Therefore will be first account type to be able to cast votes within the system.

As time goes on, more account types that are capable of leveling themselves, will be implemented. Such as 'liquidity providers' that I have described above.

'data nodes' and 'data supernodes' will be future account types with levels assigned to them as well as special properties and rewards they obtain.

at level 5, you can then 'accept delegates' to both create new minters, and also form 'funds' and 'committees'.


'committees' will be used for things like 'verification of content' on the chain that should be able to be public, ensuring that we don't get assholes trying to fill the network with garbage or things that we would not like to see. You may join a committee once you reach level 5, but you may also be voted out of the committee if it is determined by the community that you are not performing your job correctly, so you must maintain upstanding position and function as well.

a lot of this is still in concept phases, and the final word in the code isn't there yet, so it is subject to change, at first we will launch the network, and minting accounts, and get things moving, get the QORA people  transitioning into QORT, and get the network strong and vast with as many full nodes as possible.

Chain trimming is also implemented so that the chain size shouldn't cause anyone to be forced out of being a full node, and thus leaving the network very strong with a multitude of full nodes. Essentially we would like any user to be utilizing their own full node as opposed to relying upon another. We believe that is a big issue in BTC, and many other coins are heading the same direction. Not having easily setup and rewarded full nodes, is a big issue we believe our 'minting system' will help to solve.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 08, 2019, 08:50:38 PM
also, so everyone is aware...


WE ARE STARING THE PRESALE, NOW.

I realize that I didn't post dates in the original post, but yea...

The pre-sale is active now! We will use the presale funds to purcahse the hardware, and get them built. If there are too many orders we have manufacturers ready to build more devices.

If you are interested, please make your interest known so that we can being the actual planning for the hardware orders, and 3D printing.


QORT itself is launching at the end of the month, so we need to get the presale stuff going immediately.


apologies if I didn't make this as obvious as I should have initially.


Also, the presale donator purchases, who would like to donate to development on top of the presale purcahse itself, will be rewarded with minting accounts that begin between level 1 and 5, thus allowing them to immediately earn QORT rewards on the network at launch, and skip the 'delegation to become a minter' process entirely. This will be the only time that such a skip in that process will be possible. So get your donation package if you're able and interested!




Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: notblox1 on October 09, 2019, 03:10:47 AM
I think we are in Altcoin -Announcements section...
and I don't see any coins offered here, but maybe I am missing something.

Project looks interesting, but maybe it should be moved to proper section


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 09, 2019, 03:18:38 AM
Your hardware guy dmax is a pure genius. I googled for the most trickiest questions for him in DM and he nailed them far beyond the knowledge base. Where do you find such geniuses?   ???


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 09, 2019, 04:07:10 AM
I think we are in Altcoin -Announcements section...
and I don't see any coins offered here, but maybe I am missing something.

Project looks interesting, but maybe it should be moved to proper section


There is a coin on the custom blockchain this device is built to run. The announcement is here because it is tied to the 100% custom blockchain/coin that it is meant to be a node for.

the ANN for the Qortal project itself will be soon to follow.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 09, 2019, 04:08:20 AM
Your hardware guy dmax is a pure genius. I googled for the most trickiest questions for him in DM and he nailed them far beyond the knowledge base. Where do you find such geniuses?   ???

I know right, and honestly, I don't know how I managed to find and assemble the massive amount of genius we have on the team... pretty incredible.

Thank you, that was somehow magic that came to be with me somehow making it happen, getting all these brilliant people to work together to build something incredible.


Just wait until you see it all come together. I'm VERY stoked. :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 09, 2019, 06:28:28 PM
-UPDATE- New kernel for router, increased performance by 10x or more!

Our hardware dev gave me an update today, the new router kernel now out performs a 24 core XEON in Java performance. :)


Here is Xeon X7550 32 core at 2.0Ghz DES crypt benchmark -

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631495526847610882/unknown.png


Here is the H6 QORT Router 4 cores at only 1.8ghz-

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631495623899611149/unknown.png


Also entropy comparison between a raspberry pi and QORT Router...

Raspberry pi -

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631491912410333185/unknown.png

QORT Router H6 -

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631492038843695124/unknown.png



Some more proof of the Qortal testnet running on the QORT Router...

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631362000525721610/unknown.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631362098206736394/unknown.png

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/357242391750508545/631362176287768586/unknown.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631362347457577000/unknown.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631362753118076959/unknown.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/631363461196021764/unknown.png


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 10, 2019, 03:25:20 AM
This looks amazing. Your dev dmax must be earning good rewards for his work. One person doing it all or he has other engineers working on that?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: Traxo on October 10, 2019, 11:28:16 AM
CIYAM - http://ciyam.org - Automated Transactions, Cross-Chain technology, development consulting, idea donation and extreme brains.

Veterans are back? Orr... never even left? Cool!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: theduuude on October 12, 2019, 12:07:28 AM
Nice work guys!!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: urhgaclax on October 14, 2019, 07:36:21 AM
Hi,

Very interesting project. I have a few questions though;

1. What exactly will we get when ordering a pre-sale router in terms of hardware, since you seem to be making different routers with different specifications?

2. You say shipping is extra, does that mean we have to first pay for the router and later pay again for shipping? How much do you expect the shipping price to be approximately?

3. You say the hardware is open source and we can build it ourself, however I could not find any blueprints anywhere. Are these already publicly available and if so where do I find them?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 04:24:12 PM
Hi,

Very interesting project. I have a few questions though;

1. What exactly will we get when ordering a pre-sale router in terms of hardware, since you seem to be making different routers with different specifications?

2. You say shipping is extra, does that mean we have to first pay for the router and later pay again for shipping? How much do you expect the shipping price to be approximately?

3. You say the hardware is open source and we can build it ourself, however I could not find any blueprints anywhere. Are these already publicly available and if so where do I find them?


1. You will get the first device that is fully complete, which is 'Gen 1' device. The others are only in planning phase and we haven't actually built prototypes yet.

2. Shipping will be on top of the device price, based on where you are and which of our locations we will decide to ship from. We will do our best to make it as low as possible, but we can also offer options for quicker shipping if you would like.

3. The device is built from an orange pi prime. All of the services we installed in our custom image ARE open source. So you could definitely build one if you like. The QORT blockchain is also open source, and when it is released you can set it up as well. Right now though, the blockchain is in testnet phase and hasn't been released.

All of the services we listed are easily found, and setup if you know how to do it. We are putting it all together in a simple pre-setup package, fully functional. To save people the hassle of doing it, and also giving them a version with a custom case, etc. Also, our engineers have made a completely optimized version of the software, operating system, etc. and built it into our own image.

So yes, everything is open source, but we will not be giving out our specific tweaks that will make our device much faster and more stable, as those are what will give the device we build some sort of 'edge' over those built by anyone else. Personally, even though I could build one myself, I would take the one built by our hardware guy any time over one I customized myself, as he's a master. I think other people will feel the same once they get a device in their hands.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 04:24:57 PM
CIYAM - http://ciyam.org - Automated Transactions, Cross-Chain technology, development consulting, idea donation and extreme brains.

Veterans are back? Orr... never even left? Cool!

Indeed, been working with them since 2014 and before. They merely left the forums since there was  a lot of toxicity here, luckily for me, I was able to maintain contact and keep on developing. :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 04:28:00 PM
This looks amazing. Your dev dmax must be earning good rewards for his work. One person doing it all or he has other engineers working on that?


We are all doing this for the good of the project, no one has yet received much of anything for what has been done so far. However, once the platform is fully launched, there will be founder accounts given to those who have gone above and beyond. We believe wholeheartedly that those accounts will provide us adequate reward for our work. :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 04:28:51 PM
Nice work guys!!


Thank you. :) Are you going to be one of the first 25? My next post will be about who has shown interest, and start compiling the list of people who will be getting the first devices.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: busminer on October 14, 2019, 04:44:46 PM
Nice work guys!!


Thank you. :) Are you going to be one of the first 25? My next post will be about who has shown interest, and start compiling the list of people who will be getting the first devices.
dont foget put me in 25 )


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 05:02:48 PM
-Keeping track of interest-


People interested

(People with ? are ones that seem interested but haven't said for sure yet. BOLD are people who are for sure. STRIKE=paid)


CjMapope
busminer
boomboom?
MRPD?
alfawarrior?
Traxo?
theduuude
private purchase g (discord)
DavidMc0 (discord)
LootZ (discord)
LootZ (discord - yes, he wants 2)
urhgaclax
private purchase NL (PM)
allyouracid
chrispop
private contact (discord) x4 devices




People paid (first 25 to pay are given the lower price)
(The way we are doing things is this... Send your base payment to get yourself on the paid list and included in the top 25. then give me your shipping address so that I can calculate shipping. I will then send you the amount for shipping, which you can pay prior to the device being shipped.)

1. busminer
2. boomboom
3. private purchase NL (PMD3)
4. private purchase g (discord)
5. theduuude
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25
.

...

Pricing

Given the costs of the hardware alone for the device are 125$ at the time of this announcement, we believe a fair price for the initial presale is as follows:

First 25 orders verified, with payment received - will pay 180$ (US dollars paid in BTC or LTC) for the fully customized device, with Qortal Node setup, and all features ready.

Next 50 orders verified, with payment received - will pay 225$ (US dollars paid in BTC or LTC) for the fully customized device, with Qortal node setup, and all features ready.

final presale price and price after the presale ends, will be 250$.

(Prices above are for 'Gen 1' device, built from the 'prime' development board.)


payable in BTC or LTC. - if you are interested, reply to this thread to mark your interest. Only people who pay are counted in the first x number of users.

BTC address (do not send to ANY other address or reply to any PMs, anyone PMing you regarding this is likely trying to scam you!) - 16VNPuEs7YrNrSQfXV699iRKpb89awvZ3G

LTC address (do not send to ANY other address or reply to any PMs, anyone PMing you regarding this is likely trying to scam you!) - Lc3ywiRAkB3gd7Q4BU6odbF22xYscfgvpX



All proceeds from the sales will go toward future development of both new devices and the Qortal project itself.

Estimated Delivery = Delivery estimates will be posted after presale funds have come in, orders for hardware have been made, etc. Delivery will happen ASAP.

What is included on Delivery = Presale purchasers will obtain the device, custom case, and delivery to their address anywhere in the world (shipping is extra on top of the base price. Users who donate do not pay shipping, and have first access to any new models of the router, or any other hardware we release, plus the minting acount.)

*If QORT network launches before we can get the devices built and shipped, presale donators will be able to setup their minting account on any of their existing computers at launch, then transfer that account to the router for ease of use in continuing to run it.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 05:06:08 PM
I will be doing another interview next week, as well as reaching out to a few other groups. At this point almost no effort has gone into pushing this pre-sale. But since the launch of QORT is just around the corner, efforts will be increased over the coming week.

So all interested parties now, should make their interest known as soon as possible. Thanks!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: urhgaclax on October 14, 2019, 05:20:54 PM
Thanks for the clarification. You can mark me as interested.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 14, 2019, 05:37:34 PM
Thanks for the clarification. You can mark me as interested.

done. :)


Also -ANN- New case model picture.


We have made a few further modifications to it as well, the next version will have a larger logo, and be rid of the GPIO header hole that we will not be making use of for our specific device.

I am looking into adding LED lighting to it as well.


Here's the most recent print.


https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322858477783351297/633358057556017165/unknown.png


We will also have multi-color versions coming soon, as well as a slightly different overall design.

Here is one of the other designs in prototype phase. Multi-color.

Again we have decided to remove the GPIO header and screw holes, and make the logo larger, so the next versions will be that way.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322858477783351297/633358596406509615/unknown.png


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: boomboom on October 14, 2019, 10:31:43 PM
-Keeping track of interest-


I am ready to pay, how many BTC do we send?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 15, 2019, 06:22:41 PM
-Keeping track of interest-


I am ready to pay, how many BTC do we send?

How I have decided it's going to work is this...


1. We calculate the amount VS BTC (I like https://preev.com usually.) for the total price minus shipping - which in your case, since you're in the first 25, is 180 dollars. ( at today's rate - 0.02199736 BTC)

2. Send that amount to hold your spot in the top 25. - BTC address - 16VNPuEs7YrNrSQfXV699iRKpb89awvZ3G - this will ensure you get your top 25 spot, and order in terms of payment for shipping order. (as in whoever pays first, gets the device shipped first.)

3. PM me your shipping address so that I can calculate the amount for shipping that will be needed depending on which location of ours it will be shipped from based on your location, trying to get the cheapest possibility.


4. We get everything ready, finalize the device, get the parts, and make shipment preparations in order of payment for each person.

5. We request the shipping amount be sent and ship the device when complete. (shipping will begin once we can install the final version of QORT onto the devices most likely, unless we have a simple method of upgrade from testnet to final version, which we may, just not sure entirely on that aspect quite yet.)

6. Devices are prepped and shipped out in order of who paid first.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: boomboom on October 15, 2019, 08:18:39 PM
How I have decided it's going to work is this...


1. We calculate the amount VS BTC (I like https://preev.com usually.) for the total price minus shipping - which in your case, since you're in the first 25, is 180 dollars. ( at today's rate - 0.02199736 BTC)

2. Send that amount to hold your spot in the top 25. - BTC address - 16VNPuEs7YrNrSQfXV699iRKpb89awvZ3G - this will ensure you get your top 25 spot, and order in terms of payment for shipping order. (as in whoever pays first, gets the device shipped first.)

3. PM me your shipping address so that I can calculate the amount for shipping that will be needed depending on which location of ours it will be shipped from based on your location, trying to get the cheapest possibility.


4. We get everything ready, finalize the device, get the parts, and make shipment preparations in order of payment for each person.

5. We request the shipping amount be sent and ship the device when complete. (shipping will begin once we can install the final version of QORT onto the devices most likely, unless we have a simple method of upgrade from testnet to final version, which we may, just not sure entirely on that aspect quite yet.)

6. Devices are prepped and shipped out in order of who paid first.



Payment sent!!

Can't wait to get my hands on the router when the time comes :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: talkshi on October 16, 2019, 02:57:44 AM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 16, 2019, 01:41:55 PM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

It is not a raspberry pi and even if it was, you pay for the bundle.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 16, 2019, 04:34:00 PM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

It is not a raspberry pi and even if it was, you pay for the bundle.

Exactly, this isn't a raspberry pi, (I believe we even mentioned that in the initial documentation,) and MRPD is completely correct in the fact that you're not paying for just the device, if you purchase just a base single board computer it comeswithout an OS... let alone all the added features, upgrades and the access to a completely custom blockchain that will be able to pay for your internet connection and probably a lot more.

So, I guess you can look at it the way you are, but I believe the countless hours of work into the project, as well as the awesome setup on the device, plus the fact that we're only making 40 bucks (not including labor for building them, in any fashion) at the 180 price... and I think the device is well worth the price.

I'm sure after a few people check it out themselves, they will agree.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 16, 2019, 04:49:37 PM
-Updates-

Going to be making a few modifications to the OP.

Also - we have decided to call the device 'QORT Device Gen 1' for the first generation. The device is a router/access point, QORT node, and everything else listed in the OP, we have just decided to call it QORT device Gen 1.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: jc12345 on October 16, 2019, 07:06:07 PM
I just want to confirm is this a Raspberry Pi? It looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi design. Then also if this is directly on the internet, will the private keys be stored on the device? How will you make sure that the device is not hacked.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 17, 2019, 04:05:50 AM
-Updates-

Going to be making a few modifications to the OP.

Also - we have decided to call the device 'QORT Device Gen 1' for the first generation. The device is a router/access point, QORT node, and everything else listed in the OP, we have just decided to call it QORT device Gen 1.


Your dev dmax told me earlier that he had the latest kernel with lockdown feature. Does it provide comprehensive coverage? I don't see him on your Discord. Does he use bitcointalk? I have investor from China who want to invest in this device for production. Please get back to me ASAP as my investors are interested in doing a call or a conference with you and the hardware engineers.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 17, 2019, 05:15:32 AM
I just want to confirm is this a Raspberry Pi? It looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi design. Then also if this is directly on the internet, will the private keys be stored on the device? How will you make sure that the device is not hacked.

The design is Single Board like a Raspberry concept design bit it is not the Raspberry. They have firewall and other security services for the device locally for protection. You should ask their crazy dev guy on their Discord chat. His name is dmax.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: JoenNL on October 17, 2019, 06:29:50 AM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

So if you buy a raspberry pi, he can do the same as this one (out of the box?)? Good luck with it :D


Also (i think/guess) if you dont have big big investors, ur first product must be higher priced.. This money can be used to make a V2, create more and let de price drop..
This is how the world and businesses work, nothing strange with the price if u ask me.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: boomboom on October 17, 2019, 06:46:55 AM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

It is not a raspberry pi and even if it was, you pay for the bundle.

And buying a QORT Device Gen 1 helps support the dev team, who are funding development out of their own pockets afaik


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 17, 2019, 08:01:25 AM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

So if you buy a raspberry pi, he can do the same as this one (out of the box?)? Good luck with it :D


Also (i think/guess) if you dont have big big investors, ur first product must be higher priced.. This money can be used to make a V2, create more and let de price drop..
This is how the world and businesses work, nothing strange with the price if u ask me.

I don't think a Raspberry Pi can handle Java acceleration. They are using selected hardware which is Java friendly with good spec sheet.


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: JoenNL on October 17, 2019, 12:20:11 PM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

So if you buy a raspberry pi, he can do the same as this one (out of the box?)? Good luck with it :D


Also (i think/guess) if you dont have big big investors, ur first product must be higher priced.. This money can be used to make a V2, create more and let de price drop..
This is how the world and businesses work, nothing strange with the price if u ask me.

I don't think a Raspberry Pi can handle Java acceleration. They are using selected hardware which is Java friendly with good spec sheet.

Well that other guy started with a Raspberry Pi (i just copy it as an example :P mean; even if it was an Raspberry pi )


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: urhgaclax on October 18, 2019, 06:45:55 AM
The device is built from an orange pi prime.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: urhgaclax on October 18, 2019, 07:07:10 AM
I noticed the LTC address has been removed from presale ann. Is paying in LTC no longer an option?


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: MRPD on October 18, 2019, 05:52:06 PM
The device is built from an orange pi prime.

It seems one of the device board is Orange prime. Very good board. The other three board shown are in brown PCB. Not familiar to them. Where is your dmax guy? Working secretly on it ? I am waiting to ask him some questions about our offer.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 18, 2019, 06:35:01 PM
I just want to confirm is this a Raspberry Pi? It looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi design. Then also if this is directly on the internet, will the private keys be stored on the device? How will you make sure that the device is not hacked.

It is not a raspberry pi.

The first models are built from an Orange Pi Prime, and future versions will utilize various other SBCs.

As far as your other questions... The device CAN be directly net connected, it also can be connected only via Tor, etc. Obscuring your direct net connection.

I will have to verify with my hardware dev in terms of the other methods of security, but I know the device's entropy comes into play.


Of course, any device connected to the internet has the potential to be compromised, however, the level of added security on our device is second to none. The dev that built the security is incredible, I am going to be using my device to secure my other net connected devices, since I trust its security much more than any of my other systems, and I know what I'm doing.


Encrypting your local wallet on top of our added net security methods is always going to be important. We will make that process simple.


The delay in shipping for the hardware I ordered for myself to build out a couple more so I can do more in depth demos, hasn't arrived to my location yet, so I will have to wait on being able to give more in depth demos and answers. Hopefully that shipment will get to me within the next couple days.


The setup for the QORT wallet, which also has native BTC support, will be encrypted heavily as well. Also has the ability to 'proxy' addresses, so that your main keys stay completely offline, even while you're minting to the main address. This method will be the recommended method for optimal security. On top of the various network level security additions, then if you choose, connectivity through tor or a proxy.

I hope to have my prototype hardware arrive soon, so that I can build out my test devices, and show people some more in depth details.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 18, 2019, 06:36:41 PM
I noticed the LTC address has been removed from presale ann. Is paying in LTC no longer an option?

Apologies, when I made the edits the other day, I accidentally removed the LTC address.


YES, LTC is still a payment option, and I will add the LTC address again here in a moment.


Thank you for pointing this out. :)


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 18, 2019, 06:37:50 PM
$180 for a raspberry pi idk.

So if you buy a raspberry pi, he can do the same as this one (out of the box?)? Good luck with it :D


Also (i think/guess) if you dont have big big investors, ur first product must be higher priced.. This money can be used to make a V2, create more and let de price drop..
This is how the world and businesses work, nothing strange with the price if u ask me.

I don't think a Raspberry Pi can handle Java acceleration. They are using selected hardware which is Java friendly with good spec sheet.

Correct. Raspberry Pi are not suitable hardware for our purposes. This is why we have chosen to utilize the Orange Pi Prime board instead.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 18, 2019, 06:53:49 PM
-[Update]- Just got a new case design from another of our contributors. Sent it off to the 3D printer.


https://cloud.crowetic.com/apps/files_sharing/publicpreview/tnmpncJZQT4JW2N?x=3218&y=1240&a=true&file=qort_led.png&scalingup=0


Doing research into the LED lighting.

Here is what it looks like without...

https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/nmFQPB4B5ESBL2B/preview


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: allyouracid on October 20, 2019, 10:18:53 PM
This is a great achievement,  well done to crowetic and his team!

Qora investors have some of the strongest hands in crypto, been waiting for this project to shine since 2014!

It's time!
This is so friggin true! ;D
Been waiting for this to happen for YEARS and now, it's time. Mentally, I almost gave up on the project a while ago, and now, things are gaining traction. Nice to see this happening, really! Great work!

Oh, and count me in for an order!


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: ChrisPop on October 21, 2019, 06:07:10 PM
The LED case looks AMAZING @crowetic! Hopefully you can put a button to turn the lightning off and on. I'd like to mark down my interest and support for this project. I haven't made my purchase decision yet, but most probably I'll end up buying it because it is such an amazing deal. I'm not sure on the shipping and custom taxes, though as they could really mark up the price.

I have a few questions though. What will happen with the future hardware models? Will the minters have to buy them to continue minting or how will this process work? How long does it take to become a minter on the blockchain?

Thank you very much and I admire all your hard work to create a possible world changing device!


Title: Re: ANN-Qortal Router-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting, net
Post by: crowetic on October 21, 2019, 09:02:24 PM
This is a great achievement,  well done to crowetic and his team!

Qora investors have some of the strongest hands in crypto, been waiting for this project to shine since 2014!

It's time!
This is so friggin true! ;D
Been waiting for this to happen for YEARS and now, it's time. Mentally, I almost gave up on the project a while ago, and now, things are gaining traction. Nice to see this happening, really! Great work!

Oh, and count me in for an order!

Awesome, and thank you! Yes, there were many times I'm sure that a lot of people nearly gave up on us... but they must realize a project of this magnitude takes some SERIOUS DOING. It took us years to get the right people, plan the thing, get the right components in the right place, and build the whole thing from SCRATCH software and hardware.

Has been an awesome ride, and we're so close to the launch now, I'm very excited.


We have a promo team coming on board to help get the device out there to more people, and we will be pushing really hard to do so. I have another small announcement regarding the device, and software platform launch that I will be posting shortly. Thanks again! I will put you on the list.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 21, 2019, 09:03:55 PM
The LED case looks AMAZING @crowetic! Hopefully you can put a button to turn the lightning off and on. I'd like to mark down my interest and support for this project. I haven't made my purchase decision yet, but most probably I'll end up buying it because it is such an amazing deal. I'm not sure on the shipping and custom taxes, though as they could really mark up the price.

I have a few questions though. What will happen with the future hardware models? Will the minters have to buy them to continue minting or how will this process work? How long does it take to become a minter on the blockchain?

Thank you very much and I admire all your hard work to create a possible world changing device!


Thank you, I think so too. We are still figuring out the details as far as what and how the LED version is going be connected, etc... but we will figure it out and have details on that shortly.


Regardless, we have created another version of the case, with much more adequate cooling, considering we will not be running any fans...

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357242391750508545/635881736961654785/unknown.png


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 21, 2019, 09:09:32 PM
@Chrispop - to continue on your answers...


The minting has nothing to do with the device itself, you can become a minter with or without the device itself, as long as you delegate and become a minter.


However, if you're a donator to the device purchase on top of the purchase price, as mentioned in the OP, you can get an automatically enabled minting account of a certain level immediately, without having to go through the delegation process.


We have created a method for users to essentially destroy and re-create their accounts, transferring their level and everything to a new account, with this, we can give them keys created in genesis that can be pre-enabled for minting, so that we can give the people who are kind enough to donate .25 or more BTC to the team, a pre-enabled minting account.


However, as I said, you do not NEED to have a device in order to be a minter, the device just allows you to be one without having to worry about keeping a node online all the time, on your regular computer, instead you can run this tiny device, use it for a bunch of other purposes, as a secure router/access point, tor node, game server, etc... while at the same time running your minting node via a 5V device taking no power, and always staying on and sync'd.


The people who purchase the first round of devices, also get first 'dibs' on the next gen of devices we release. Donators of course get first shipping, first dibs, and first choice, as well as the minting accounts that come ready to run out of the box.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 21, 2019, 09:19:39 PM
-Updates- Release date for QORT project to be pushed back a couple weeks to allow for QORA transition to take place completely decentralized.


As mentioned above, we are going to be (most likely, anyway) pushing back the launch of the QORT blockchain, by a few weeks, to allow for the transition from QORA and those people to do so completely decentralized, and without (hopefully) missing anyone.

Also, this gives us a little more time to finish testing and building out the device, as collaboration in 4 countries, via shipments when needed, is taking a little more time than we initially expected.

I must ship the new case to the hardware dev, so that he can do thermal testing and stress test the device, and I'm still waiting on parts for 2 devices ordered before this ANN, and more parts ordered again recently with expedited shipping, so that I can install the firmware image, do testing myself, and get more demos out to people.


So this slight push back on the launch time is going to be beneficial in many ways, and should also allow for more donators to get PRE-ENABLED MINTING ACCOUNTS!


THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO GET PRE-ENABLED MINTING ACCOUNTS THAT WILL EVER EXIST, AS THE PRE-ENABLED ACCOUNTS MUST BE INPUT INTO THE GENESIS BLOCK OF THE CHAIN, AND THEREFORE CAN NEVER BE DONE AGAIN!

Since the launch is being pushed back, it gives people a bit longer in order to decide to be a donator, or get a device, but that time will go by very quickly. So be sure to let us know if you're interested, and/or donate if you want a pre-enabled minting account, so you can begin earning rewards as soon as you plug your device in :)


As a reminder....

People who would like to donate to help the dev team on top of their device purchase price, obtain one of the following on top of first shipping, first dibs on new generation devices, and first access to anything new hardware wise we come up with...


.25-.49 BTC - level 1 minting account pre-enabled

.5-.749 BTC - level 3 minting account pre-enabled

.75+ BTC - level 5 minting account (giving you rights to accept delegates, create committees, etc, as well as be into the higher % reward from the block rewards from the beginning) pre-enabled.



ALSO - getting our customized boxes for the device made as well

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/345303964490661888/635945977198673920/2019-10-21_14-01-06.png


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 22, 2019, 04:45:24 AM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: CookesAg on October 22, 2019, 07:13:31 AM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?
Probablly not Gen 2 devices. I don't see much innovation idea here.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 22, 2019, 06:21:51 PM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?

We are first working out the various options for Gen 1, we will have one more geared towards media, and extra storage, I have ideas for a mobile version, etc.

The Gen 2 will be more of a full home router type potentially, with multiple LAN ports, etc. But we are first finishing Gen 1.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 22, 2019, 06:24:57 PM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?
Probablly not Gen 2 devices. I don't see much innovation idea here.


Well, apparently we have a 'master of innovation' here... looks like a completely custom blockchain platform without any centralization at all, including a totally decentralized trade mechanism that is automated to work just like a centralized exchange, decentralized web hosting, data storage, and communications, along with a completely unique model for community influence and account leveling and block generation, isn't 'innovation' to this master innovator.


Well, Mr. Innovation master, since we're a fully open source team working on open source ideas, you're more than welcome to provide some of your master innovation to us, so that we may then meet your criteria.


(I challenge anyone to even modify the device to make Java and acceleration therein work, that at the very minimum before challenging our innovation. Prove you can do that, then I might take your nonsense comments seriously.)


Also - scanning through a thread and only looking at pictures, obviously not reading any information or links... does NOT qualify you to judge innovation level. If you have nothing useful to say, please take your nonsense elsewhere.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: Bowtiesarecool on October 22, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?
Probablly not Gen 2 devices. I don't see much innovation idea here.


Well, apparently we have a 'master of innovation' here... looks like a completely custom blockchain platform without any centralization at all, including a totally decentralized trade mechanism that is automated to work just like a centralized exchange, decentralized web hosting, data storage, and communications, along with a completely unique model for community influence and account leveling and block generation, isn't 'innovation' to this master innovator.


Well, Mr. Innovation master, since we're a fully open source team working on open source ideas, you're more than welcome to provide some of your master innovation to us, so that we may then meet your criteria.


(I challenge anyone to even modify the device to make Java and acceleration therein work, that at the very minimum before challenging our innovation. Prove you can do that, then I might take your nonsense comments seriously.)


Also - scanning through a thread and only looking at pictures, obviously not reading any information or links... does NOT qualify you to judge innovation level. If you have nothing useful to say, please take your nonsense elsewhere.

You're very accommodating but probably shouldn't have bothered responding. Really. Just take a look at their post history and it says all you need to know about them. Meanwhile, I'm trying to gobble this all up. Do you ship worldwide?


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: Beoga on October 22, 2019, 08:18:03 PM
What about accounts who have supported QORA blockchain all this time? Will they get any bonuses?
Hope they will not forgotten.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 23, 2019, 07:30:11 AM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?

不要在这里胡说八道


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 23, 2019, 07:31:59 AM
Quote

You're very accommodating but probably shouldn't have bothered responding. Really. Just take a look at their post history and it says all you need to know about them. Meanwhile, I'm trying to gobble this all up. Do you ship worldwide?

Yes it is worldwide shipping if you pay shipping money to project.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 23, 2019, 06:26:12 PM
Are you announcing any details for Gen 2 devices?
Probablly not Gen 2 devices. I don't see much innovation idea here.


Well, apparently we have a 'master of innovation' here... looks like a completely custom blockchain platform without any centralization at all, including a totally decentralized trade mechanism that is automated to work just like a centralized exchange, decentralized web hosting, data storage, and communications, along with a completely unique model for community influence and account leveling and block generation, isn't 'innovation' to this master innovator.


Well, Mr. Innovation master, since we're a fully open source team working on open source ideas, you're more than welcome to provide some of your master innovation to us, so that we may then meet your criteria.


(I challenge anyone to even modify the device to make Java and acceleration therein work, that at the very minimum before challenging our innovation. Prove you can do that, then I might take your nonsense comments seriously.)


Also - scanning through a thread and only looking at pictures, obviously not reading any information or links... does NOT qualify you to judge innovation level. If you have nothing useful to say, please take your nonsense elsewhere.

You're very accommodating but probably shouldn't have bothered responding. Really. Just take a look at their post history and it says all you need to know about them. Meanwhile, I'm trying to gobble this all up. Do you ship worldwide?


Thank you.


Yes, we will be shipping worldwide. We are having the new case printed now, the dev just sent me the final image stable for version 1, and everything is coming along quite nicely. Just looking to get a few more sales, hopefully pushing this announcement a bit harder, in prep for the launch very soon.

I will be announcing the QORT project itself in the coming days as well, so people can get a better idea of how that will work, how the launch will be structured, etc.

:)

Let me know if you have any questions at all. I will have more updates to post here very soon.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 23, 2019, 06:27:42 PM
What about accounts who have supported QORA blockchain all this time? Will they get any bonuses?
Hope they will not forgotten.

Yes, people who held QORA all this time are definitely not forgotten. They will be rewarded in various ways. Both being able to transition onto the QORT chain, and obtain QORT tokens, as well as being able to get a minter account by default without the verification period, if they were a forger on the QORA chain after the delist from polo.

I couldn't forget all the QORA holders now could I? :)


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 26, 2019, 03:38:59 PM
I have a question Mr. crowetic. Is it possible to have a voice call with your dmax engineer? I am very much interested to continue with my offer of partnership with him if possible. Tnx


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 27, 2019, 01:55:51 AM
I have a question Mr. crowetic. Is it possible to have a voice call with your dmax engineer? I am very much interested to continue with my offer of partnership with him if possible. Tnx

I can do a call with you, but dmax is very private, and recently all communication with him is going through me, I don't want him to be burned out, so I handle all of that.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on October 27, 2019, 11:30:16 AM
I have a question Mr. crowetic. Is it possible to have a voice call with your dmax engineer? I am very much interested to continue with my offer of partnership with him if possible. Tnx

I can do a call with you, but dmax is very private, and recently all communication with him is going through me, I don't want him to be burned out, so I handle all of that.

It is fine but i need to know if he will be willing to build some device for me with different board designing for different purposes? It is not to be conflicted with your good project. It is for some other things.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: Rua on October 27, 2019, 05:35:31 PM
How nice to have new developments about qora and qort.  :)
I'm following


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 28, 2019, 06:20:53 PM
-Update- Final case design chosen for Gen 1. Gen 1 image updated and I will be testing newest image today.


I will post pics of the tests as well as the other pics on the OP shortly.

Going to be doing some updates to the OP today with new pictures.

also, updates to the wiki regarding the different versions of the device we're planning have been completed.

http://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=hardware_-_router_versions

http://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=hardware_-_service_access



Here is the final design for the case we have chosen for Gen 1


https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/322858477783351297/637079544926568458/Fusion360_tiRgI6B3PM.png


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on October 29, 2019, 09:45:47 PM
How nice to have new developments about qora and qort.  :)
I'm following

Thank you. Yes, we've been at this for quite some time now, it's very nice to finally be so close to the platform's launch. We plan to have the ANN for the software launch out very soon as well. We will get this information out in as many places as possible.

All QORA holders will need to burn their existing QORA in order to be entitled to the transition to the QORT chain, and obtaining their QORT tokens, and the QORA asset that lets the system know you are entitled to those tokens.

-UPDATE-

We are testing the newest image for the Gen 1 device now, and getting the final case design printed. We will then be testing the LED lighting setup, and doing some more videos on the device.


Also, I wanted to reiterate the fact that THE ONLY TIME people will ever be able to obtain a PRE-ENABLED MINTING ACCOUNT, is DURING THIS PRE-SALE. (So, only for another month!)

After the pre-sale there will be no option for us to include the pre-enabled account keys in the genesis block, and thus no way for us to do this ever again...



SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING A PRE-ENABLED MINTING ACCOUNT, THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN DONATE AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN, IS FOR ANOTHER MONTH, DURING THE PRE-SALE TIMES. AFTER THAT, THIS WILL NEVER BE A POSSIBILITY AGAIN!


.25 TO .499 BTC DONATION - FIRST ACCESS TO ALL NEW DEVICES, GEN 1 DEVICE, AND LEVEL 1 MINTING ENABLED ACCOUNT

.50 TO .749 BTC - FIRST ACCESS TO ALL NEW DEVICES, GEN 1 DEVICE, AND LEVEL 3 MINTING ENABLED ACCOUNT

.75 BTC OR MORE - FIRST ACCCESS TO ALL NEW DEVICES, GEN 1 DEVICE, (OTHER BONUSES WILL BE GIVEN AS WELL) AND A LEVEL 5 MINTING ENABLED ACCOUNT. (GETTING TO THIS LEVEL WILL TAKE QUITE A WHILE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PRE-FORGED QORA BLOCKS, OR THESE SPECIAL DONATION KEYS. YOU ARE SAVING YOURSELF MONTHS OF TIME AND EFFORT OF RUNNING A NODE, AS WELL AS OBTAINING THE LARGER PORTION OF THE BLOCK REWARDS FROM THE START OF YOUR ACCOUNT! THIS IS A HUGE BONUS!)


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: BTCxinyang on October 31, 2019, 07:59:32 AM
Hello, I just saw your product. I don't know what is the difference between this product and China Thunder's "player cloud"? What additional value does it have to buy your equipment in addition to coinage? Can you send me a link to the Qortal project?


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on November 01, 2019, 08:47:43 PM
Hello, I just saw your product. I don't know what is the difference between this product and China Thunder's "player cloud"? What additional value does it have to buy your equipment in addition to coinage? Can you send me a link to the Qortal project?

Hello, I know nothing of this other device you mentioned... However...

The differences are likely vast between any other device and the QORT device, as our device utilizes a completely custom blockchain platform that is unlike any other.

Our chain will have the ability to trade directly cross-chain with BTC (and eventually other coins), it will have the ability to host both public and private data (when that phase is released) and will have the ability to host websites, blogs, social media, etc.


The QORT device is built to be a full node and/or minting node on the chain, and the next version will be built to be a data node as well.

You can read the existing data about QORT here - http://wiki.qortal.org

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on November 02, 2019, 07:37:50 PM
-ANN- for QORA holders, please see - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1358722.msg52961474#msg52961474


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on November 03, 2019, 05:18:28 PM
Excellent progress so far. I am following. Your device is looking out of this world. So many things on one device and stable and working normal full speed. Amazing   :)


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: MRPD on November 03, 2019, 05:20:00 PM
Hello, I just saw your product. I don't know what is the difference between this product and China Thunder's "player cloud"? What additional value does it have to buy your equipment in addition to coinage? Can you send me a link to the Qortal project?

It is completely different concept and not similar in any way.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: theduuude on November 05, 2019, 02:25:22 AM
Crowetic,

I'd like to buy the hardware.  Sign me up!

theduuude


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Post by: crowetic on November 05, 2019, 06:33:07 PM
Crowetic,

I'd like to buy the hardware.  Sign me up!

theduuude

Sounds good bro, I will message you shortly, in discord. and/or you can message me here. Talk to ya soon.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on November 05, 2019, 06:45:13 PM
Excellent progress so far. I am following. Your device is looking out of this world. So many things on one device and stable and working normal full speed. Amazing   :)


Thank you, I have gotten the first 'final' case , haven't done the LED lighting, but I am now testing the newest firmware image, so far so good, used the tor gateway to download torrents the other day with both a tor gateway and tor DNS... has been great... the newer image should be to me today, with even more added features.



Here's a shot of it running on my desk now. :)

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/580791585260961792/641347245060653056/resized.jpg


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Post by: MRPD on November 07, 2019, 10:23:32 AM
If next gen 2 or 3 are more better than gen 1 then how about the swap or upgrade instead of buying the next gen ? Any package about that ?


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Post by: crowetic on November 08, 2019, 01:24:11 AM
Doing a bit of testing and improvement, and addition of the LEDs.

https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/3aECHcWmfNHc4N8/preview

Also, have decided to add some wire mesh in between the inner edges of the case, and the board, so that the 'honeycomb' and the logo therein, won't be as 'see through', and instead it should POP quite well, especially with the LED lighting running. Pretty excited about that, ordered a bunch of the necessary components today to get those ideas started. :)


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Post by: CryptoNick on November 08, 2019, 07:06:33 AM
Amazing Project! Everyone can now own a portion of the decentralized trade portal! What exchange would ever allow you to do that, not to mention without giving your ID and Private Info.
It was worth the wait!!!


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Post by: theduuude on November 09, 2019, 01:39:38 AM
I just sent my BTC to buy a QORT device. 


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Post by: ChrisPop on November 09, 2019, 10:42:02 AM
I want to see a pic with the LED lightning too haha How much memory does the QORT router have? For example can we run all the services listed on the Wiki at the same time on it? Like Tor + Bitcoin wallet + QORT full node + host a website, etc. ?


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Post by: crowetic on November 11, 2019, 09:14:19 PM
I just sent my BTC to buy a QORT device. 

received. I will be posting a few more pictures in a moment, added a wire braided mesh behind the top of the case, looks sweet!


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Post by: crowetic on November 11, 2019, 09:27:22 PM
-[Update]- Testing new device image, and new 'mesh' addition on case.

We have decided to add a new 'mesh' under the top part of the case, which I personally think looks great!

Not only does the mesh enhance the look of the device, and will look really cool with the LED installation (which I will be doing later today...) but it also enhances the strength of the case top itself, especially the center of the logo. So it's a win win!

See below...


https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/454sCzAM93SfDC9/preview


I am also testing the newest device image today which allows for any device (even on a LAN the device is using as its WAN) to utilize its tor gateway. Also a new monitoring tool, and a few other things. Will post more updates shortly.


ALSO - the 3D printer sent me an idea for a 2-color case version (this one doesn't have the mesh installed yet as it isn't to me yet.)

https://cloud.crowetic.com/s/pLLoFxJooQqDD2p/preview



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Post by: MRPD on November 12, 2019, 05:00:24 AM
I want to see a pic with the LED lightning too haha How much memory does the QORT router have? For example can we run all the services listed on the Wiki at the same time on it? Like Tor + Bitcoin wallet + QORT full node + host a website, etc. ?

Yes it runs everything and more space left to run more. It is too good and optimised. You will be lucky to get reply from dmax but he has all answers. He built the image for this project.


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: COREGROUP.INFO on November 12, 2019, 08:45:33 PM
Latest Interview with Qortal - https://soundcloud.com/cryptoradio/qortal-the-futures-infrastructure


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on November 13, 2019, 11:14:11 PM
I want to see a pic with the LED lightning too haha How much memory does the QORT router have? For example can we run all the services listed on the Wiki at the same time on it? Like Tor + Bitcoin wallet + QORT full node + host a website, etc. ?

Yes it runs everything and more space left to run more. It is too good and optimised. You will be lucky to get reply from dmax but he has all answers. He built the image for this project.

Yes, every feature listed runs at the same time, and CPU usage is STILL below 7 percent. the newest kernel is built specifically for these devices, and specifically for Java and node.js focus and acceleration, so that the base components for QORT run extremely well.

we will be testing the UI this week as we finish up the final portions of it prior to the launch in December.

I've been running my device prototype for the last week or so, and it has been awesome.

it is now capable of being used as a Tor gateway from either the LAN it is connected to for use of its 'WAN', or of course, devices connected to its WiFi network. I've been using that quite frequently for anonymous net. did a test on dnsleaktest.com using DNS over ssl and proxy DNS through device Tor gateway, and it was perfect...

I don't think anyone should be without this awesome security appliance in their home. and the ability to mint and have your 5w device pay for your net connection and more, is going to be awesome!

I've really started pushing promoting this device out further to more eyes in the last couple days, and I added some information on the QORT website... https://qortal.org/index.php/device-info/

only about a half a month left of the pre-sale, and ability to obtain a pre-enabled minting account, saving you months of time and giving you larger portion of every block reward, every minute in the system! get in on the ground floor of the new decentalized internet!

this should be an easy way to show people the device with some easy to read bullets and such... since the device does so much, along with QORT itself, it's hard to explain everything without overwhelming people, so I put up the info page and also made some changes to the overall website. hopefully that helps clear up any confusion!


Title: Re: ANN-QORT device Gen 1-HARDWARE-completely custom blockchain-ACCT, hosting,net...
Post by: crowetic on November 14, 2019, 02:04:41 AM
Just got a bunch of new cases, in multiple different colors, and tests of different materials. :) Gearing up for big promotion to get these into the hands of the people!

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/324453321194864642/644353394517082125/IMG_20191113_174911.jpg?width=1301&height=651


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Post by: crowetic on November 15, 2019, 10:13:00 PM
I have updated the https://qortal.org page with more simple to understand information, and a single-page information site for the device.

Including a method to pay and order one directly from there.

~15 days until QORT launch, will be doing the ANN for that very shortly.